Well, I have been trying to research outfitters for a hunt in 2012 for big whitetail deer. 25 years ago, my Dad and I said we always wanted to go to Alberta or Saskatchewan, but have since found that Kansas and illinois are half the price, very close in "trophy" potential, and we can stay in the U.S.
We have never used an outfitter, and due to the cost and my Dad's age, this may be the only chance we get. After all, we are not really "trophy" hunters, but we'd like at least one chance at a big boy.
What I have found is that it is a little intimidating. There are SO MANY supposed "outfitters" out there. I will search for "reviews" and get half great ones, and half horrible ones. Lacking any personal references, I don't know what to do. And, i have also expanded our states to include Iowa, Montana, and maybe Missouri. They all have big deer potential, but this has made the search immense!!!
Well, my point of this post, is to say that when I just started with Montana, I was relieved to see that they have an awesome site specifically for outfitters. You can narrow your search by location, species, etc. It lists EVERYTHING about that outfitter. All of the other states, when I do a google search, have pages and pages of miscellaneous outfitters, some of which look like their pages were composed by my 4 year old.
Anyway, it's a vey nice site, and I say Kudos to Montana!!!